How to make your own DIY Baby Nest

This baby nest turned out too cute not to be shared! So here it is – A very easy DIY sewing tutorial so you can make your own cozy and comfy baby nest. It has a removable and washable mattres and also a safety cover for the string. I hope you’ll have fun doing this DIY and I am looking forward to seeing your creations. So don’t forget to tag me on instagram (bianca.jessica) or send me a dm!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 to 3 different patterns of cotton fabric (aprox. 1m each)
  • Fabric Scissors
  • aprox. 1 m Wadding
  • Pillow Stuffing (or rolled wadding)
  • 3m Cotton Cord
  • 3m Bias Binding
  • 1 Cord Stopper
  • 20-30 cm Velcro
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • A Pencil or Tailor’s Chalk
  • Sewing Machine

The Pattern:

  • don’t forget to leave 1,5 cm seam allowance when cutting out your fabric
  • round up the bottom side so that the edges won’t stick out when the baby nest is closed

Please watch the video for step by step instructions.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Find more DIYs on my Youtube Channel and Instagram. Feel free to share your creation with me by sending me a picture . I can also feature you in my IG Highlights  🙂


Here are a few of my other DIYs:


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  1. Natalia
    August 9, 2019 / 6:40 pm

    Love how this baby nest looks! Could you share where you got the fabrics from?

    • Dawn Willner
      January 2, 2022 / 7:14 pm

      What is the fabric size for end piece?

  2. Anne Ayers
    January 20, 2020 / 10:53 pm

    I am gonna try this……cant sew but you made this look so simple ! Ty !

  3. Sharon Brian
    January 25, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    I have looked at several Baby Nest patterns and I like your one the best. I decided to try and make it. Your tutorial and pattern do not show the measurements of the 2 side pieces. It shows they are 20 cm in lengtwh but it doesn’t show the width. It appears the opening between the 2 is smaller but I would just like to be 100% sure as I am not great at sewing. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

    • Mary
      February 19, 2021 / 2:49 pm

      I also have the same question but I figuredout it shouldbe something around 30cm according to the size of the Velcro.

    • Judy
      March 23, 2022 / 7:07 pm

      I am just starting mine. I have the same question. Did you get a response or did you figure it out? Will you share? Thank you.

  4. Mike
    January 25, 2020 / 10:02 pm

    Great tutorial! I made my nest and it turned out great. Haven’t decided yet if I will make the extra pad, but for now I didn’t do that.

  5. Belle
    February 4, 2020 / 9:31 am

    You might want to leave a disclaimer on this not being safe for babies

    • B
      August 30, 2021 / 2:48 am

      Why not?

  6. Natasha S Standley
    February 4, 2020 / 11:33 pm

    I’m having a really hard time understanding how to attach the bias binding after sewing so much of the nest closed? I’m still a newbie but if you could show me how somehow that would be so great!

  7. Robyn
    February 12, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    This is absolutely adorable. I am making it for my little sister and she’s having a baby girl in July 2020. What kind of wadding did you purchase? I’m not quite sure if there is another option I could use or do you have a link to the wadding?

    Thank you for your help!

  8. Nancy
    February 15, 2020 / 9:57 pm

    I made a baby nest just as you instructed and it turned out great! I love your idea about creating a cover for the end where the cord ties.

  9. Jean Teplitsky
    February 28, 2020 / 9:21 am

    Hi there! Do you a recommendation for the size dimensions of sausage part? You show 20 cm measurement from the bottom, but what is the width measurement?

    Thank you for your tutorial!


  10. S Mohamed
    May 15, 2020 / 9:23 pm

    Hi there
    I am going to make baby nest
    Just wanted to know what is size of mattress

  11. Sikirullahi
    May 25, 2020 / 8:22 pm

    This is a brilliant idea. I will try it later. Thanks

  12. Orit Abitbul
    June 10, 2020 / 11:43 am

    Hi, I loved your video for a baby nest. I am going to make it. Could you please add the size of the additional metrest
    And the additinal cover for the bottom of the nest?
    Thank you

  13. Amber
    August 18, 2020 / 12:52 pm

    Hi, I really love how you made this!! Unfortunately, I do not have the supplies to make this myself.. I am expecting my first child and was wondering if you can make this for me? I will pay whatever price you think of. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks!

  14. nadine lea
    August 21, 2020 / 10:54 pm

    hi im just making my pattern. what are the measurement between the bottom parts that are 20cm tall? so each side width and gap in between… thank you

  15. Teagan
    September 6, 2020 / 2:47 am

    Hi, what width measurements did you use for the bottom section? And what where the mattress measurements?

  16. Stella bolu
    September 12, 2020 / 1:49 am

    Well outlined tutorial. Thanks

  17. Sarah
    September 12, 2020 / 6:59 am

    Whats the distance between the two stuffed sides

  18. Brenda
    October 6, 2020 / 12:00 pm

    What size bias binding did you use.

  19. Anja Vrdlovec
    December 21, 2020 / 1:49 pm


    I love your baby nest! I would like to make one my own according to your tutorial. I would just like to know (now that I am ordering the material) how many kilos of pillow stuffing do I need? 1 kg is enough?

    Thank you in advance.

    Best regards,


  20. Janet Meylan
    May 26, 2021 / 7:22 am

    I would love to make this baby nest but could you please tell me how wide to make the wadding base.

  21. July 8, 2021 / 2:38 pm

    Love your video and the idea of a matraz is great. Now my daughter is having twins. Any idea of the width for twins. My daughter would like them to share one nest.

  22. Lyn McConachy
    December 20, 2021 / 10:34 am

    Could you please tell me measurements for cutouts bottom of quilt where cords thread through. No measurements & I’m a bit confused. Seems everyone is asking this question. Thanks